Sprachkurs „Deutsch für Musiker“

Wenn ihr in Deutschland studieren wollt, braucht es ein gewissen Maß an Sprachkenntnis, um an einer Hochschule angenommen zu werden. Wir bieten euch die Möglichkeit, diese bei uns zu erwerben – mit Fokus auf den Teil der deutschen Sprache, den ihr am meisten gebrauchen werdet. Wir konzentrieren uns auf musikalische Begriffe und den fachlichen Wortschatz und bringen euch mit praktischen Aufgabenstellungen aus dem Akademie-Alltag das Sprechen über Musik bei.

The German saying “vor der Kür kommt die Pflicht“ is also well known in English as “business before pleasure”.  When it comes to learning a language, we at Hamburger Konservatorium believe that there doesn’t have to be anything business-like about it. Our course “German for musicians” gives you the opportunity to gain a thorough knowledge of the language fundamentals in a way that is truly enjoyable, providing the perfect complement to your musical studies.

The course has been specially designed to incorporate a range of real-life, music-based situations, equipping you with a set of practical language competencies to use both in and outside the classroom. You will be encouraged from day one to take an active participation in classes, developing new ways to express your passion for music, your sources of learning inspiration and your professional ambitions.

For all foreign language Academy students who have not yet reached B2 Level, the ‘German for musicians’ is a mandatory course. The course is also open to students from other music institutions in Hamburg.  

Course Overview

Duration of StudyThe course moves through one level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages pro Semester, and covers the levels A1 to B2
Fees195 € monthly / 2.340 € annually
Course Start DateWill be announced at the beginning of the regular semester (1. October)

Course Details

  • Comprehensive and interactive instruction on the four central elements of reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Thorough training in all grammatical topics
  • Specialist course content designed to complement musical studies: specific vocabulary – roll-playing tasks in typical musical situations – exploration of themes such as musical inspiration, professional goals and musical careers

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Application Process

Based on the level of your German skills at the time of applying to the Academy, you will be automatically enrolled into the relevant course level and will continue to attend until you have reached the required level of language competency for your study programme:

Bachelorstudium Musik in Praxis und Lehre: B2
Künstlerisches Grundstudium: B1

Once you have reached your required level, you can then take an exam for a recognised language certificate, for example the Goethe Institut, TestDaF or Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang. The tests aren’t conducted at Hamburger Konservatorium, but you will be given information about how to register with your chosen external test centre during the course.

For non-Academy students, please contact the Academy Secretary to find out more about joining the course: akademie@hhkon.de / 040 870 877 24